EBM670 - Business Growth

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Subject Title
Business Growth

Subject Description
By learning proven growth strategies and analyzing the types of situations that challenge entrepreneurs throughout the business life cycle, students will gain knowledge and practical skills to analyze opportunities, solve problems and make effective decisions as they manage growth in their own businesses.  In learning with cases, students open their mind to the ideas of others while expressing and defending their own views.

Credit Status
One credit.
Note: This is a required credit course for the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Specialization and a professional option for the other business specializations within the Business Administration Advanced Diploma.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the growth challenges at each stage in the life cycle of a business
  2. Discuss how different growth strategies may impact business operations and the personal lives of owners.  
  3. Apply situational analysis in the identification of the root cause of a business challenge.
  4. Generate alternatives by drawing upon best practices of entrepreneurs.
  5. Develop decision criteria in order to justify a recommended best alternative.
  6. Design an action plan which incorporates the resource realities of the business and the goals of the entrepreneur. 
  7. Create ideas and solutions efficiently and professionally in both verbal and written formats.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.